Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Expects Improvement of Recruitment of Papuan Workers in BP Tangguh January 31, 2018

  • 2018.02.01 Thursday
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   Number: 00012. Press / 04 / SJI / 2018

           Date: January 31, 2018


Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Expects Improvement of Recruitment of Papuan Workers in BP Tangguh

In order to support the increased multiplier effect of upstream oil and gas activities, the Government expects British Petroleum (BP) through BP Berau Ltd. as the Tangguh LNG operator in Bintuni Bay, West Papua to be able to pay attention to the absorption and improvement of labor quality from Papua .


This was conveyed by Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan during a working visit in London (30/1). He said the Ministry of ESDM is paying more attention to the development of Papuan communities, especially in areas related to energy projects.


To agree on what the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Head of the Special Unit for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) Amien Sunaryadi who accompanied the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, said that BP has committed to the absorption of manpower from Papua.


"Of the approximately 7,000 employees in the Tangguh construction project, as many as 30% of them are Papuans, newly graduated students are trained and nurtured," Amien said. He mentioned BP should also pay attention to the fate of the employee when the construction project ends.


On the same occasion, Head of Country BP Berau Ltd., Dharmawan H. Samsu, said it is currently conducting training on hundreds of laborers from Papua to operate the LNG plant. He mentioned that the Tangguh Train 3 project at in the peak times  will absorb more than 7,000 workers, 30% from indigenous Papuans.


"Now the number of workers in the project is about 1,800 people, gradually the absorption of workers will increase," he said.

Dharmawan added that his party has a high commitment to this Tangguh project. "Soon we will finish 2 platforms, hopefully this year," he concluded.


The current capacity of Train 1 and 2 LNG Tangguh is 7.6 million tons per year (metric ton per annum / mtpa). After the Final Investment Decision (FID) of Tangguh Train 3 was approved by the Government on July 1, 2016, the LNG Train 3 train will be operational in 2020, with a capacity of 3.8 million tons per year, thereby increasing the total capacity of Tangguh LNG to 11, 4 million tons per year.


From the new train, 75% of LNG production will be allocated for sale to State Electric Company (PLN), which can generate 3,000 MW of electricity for Indonesia. In addition, Tangguh Train 3 is projected to supply 4x2 MW of electricity to PLN to residents around the Tangguh LNG Refinery and commit to gas sales of up to 20 mmscfd to meet 50% of the electricity needs in West Papua province.


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             Agung Pribadi


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